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Table 5 Meta-regression of married women and single mothers’ wage elasticities

From: Own-wage labor supply elasticities: variation across time and estimation methods

  On years with common support for the use of both Hausman and discrete models a    On all years b
Model   All elasticities   Participation elasticities Hour elasticities Without the US    All elasticities  
Year   −0.020*** −0.020*** −0.033*** −0.011* −0.018***    −0.025*** −0.028***
   (.006) (.006) (.010) (.006) (.006)    (.004) (.004)
Discrete model 0.004   0.042 −0.230 0.019 0.121   −0.148*   0.122
  (.097)   (.092) (.279) (.083) (.108)   (.090)   (.088)
Desired hours 0.225** 0.131 0.127 −0.093 0.246** 0.133   0.215* 0.104 0.083
  (.103) (.100) (.101) (.184) (.101) (.099)   (.126) (.109) (.109)
Fixed cost c −0.065 −0.015 −0.022 −0.113 0.053 −0.041   −0.105 −0.003 −0.024
  (.071) (.066) (.068) (.111) (.074) (.067)   (.086) (.073) (.074)
US 0.052 0.024 0.035 −0.099 −0.001    0.027 −0.028 −0.001
  (.103) (.094) (.097) (.181) (.106)    (.104) (.087) (.089)
Constant 0.372*** 0.596*** 0.565*** 1.053*** 0.444*** 0.478***   0.566*** 1.111*** 1.106***
  (.091) (.076) (.102) (.315) (.088) (.108)   (.078) (.108) (.107)
Nb of observations 90 90 90 42 48 79   108 108 108
R2 0.06 0.17 0.18 0.29 0.26 016   0.08 0.33 0.34
  1. Note: we regress elasticity values on modeling choices using estimates on adata from 1985 to 2004 and bdata from 1967 to 2004
  2. cWork cost specification in discrete models
  3. , and indicate significance levels at 1 %, 5 % and 10 % respectively